I bought this book last week and finished it today. It was really kinda weird. I couldn't keep up with if Eddie was alive or dead... Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in the toil of his father before him, fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. As the park has changed over the years....so, too has Eddie changed. His days are a dull routine of work, loneliness and regret.
Then on his 83rd birthday, Eddie dies in a tragic accident, trying to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakens in the afterlife and learns that Heaven is a place where your earthly life is explained to you by five people who were in it. Was his life a heroic or a devastating failure???? The answer comes from the most unlikely of sources It is as magical and inspirational as a glimplse of Heaven itself.